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Cycle paths to get another review

By johnboy 3 October 2009 63

Andrew Barr has announced that we’re going to take another look at footpaths and cycle paths across this fair city.

As part of the ACT Government’s development of the Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016, a review is being undertaken to improve cycling and pedestrian networks.

A contract has been awarded to a local company, Cardno Eppell Olsen, for $140,000 to undertake an extensive review of Canberra’s commuter bicycle network in line with the Sustainable Transport Action Plan.

‘Ere we go again!

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Danman 12:34 pm 17 Oct 09

While we are at it, lets register people using pedestrian crossings, to make sure they are physically fit enough to handle the stress of crossing the road – the amount of pedestrians I have seen that are swerving and practically falling over due to exhaustion is amazing

/sarcasm

Absurd innit.

Aeek 10:08 pm 16 Oct 09

Genie said :

I am also not a fan of those stupid, YES STUPID green lanes. They are one of the most pathetic ideas I have ever seen. I watched a car accident at one of these green lanes, because the car doing 80kph was simply pulling off into the new third lane. No need to slow down to turn a corner, speed didn’t and shouldn’t be adjusted to take this exit. Next thing I saw was the car coming to a sudden halt to let the cyclist go past and the poor guy getting rear ended.

The cyclist may have contributed but the driver made the mistake, there was always the bailout option of aborting the exit, plus its not that hard to look ahead for potential issues. The cyclist would have been visible ahead unless they were going even faster?

Genie 12:53 pm 16 Oct 09

GET THE BIKES OFF ROADS THAT ARE OVER 60KPH!
Its crazy that with one short lapse of concentration you can land yourself in jail and kill someone.

While I don’t 100% agree with the second part of this statement.. I feel that having bikes on roads over 60kph does impose alot more dangers, and would seem logical to have riders separated from the cars.

I am also not a fan of those stupid, YES STUPID green lanes. They are one of the most pathetic ideas I have ever seen. I watched a car accident at one of these green lanes, because the car doing 80kph was simply pulling off into the new third lane. No need to slow down to turn a corner, speed didn’t and shouldn’t be adjusted to take this exit. Next thing I saw was the car coming to a sudden halt to let the cyclist go past and the poor guy getting rear ended.

I’ll throw an idea out… maybe a licencing setup needs to be implemented? All cyclists riding in cycle paths on the roads must be:-
a) physically fit enough to handle the road – the amount of cyclists I have seen that are swerving and practically falling over due to exhaustion is amazing;
b) know the road rules applicable to cyclists – perhaps a seminar similar to the P-Off courses that is mandatory for them to be able to;
c) hold a licence – maybe a new category added onto a drivers licence like the p-off/motorcycle/provisional letters on the back of the cards with the licence only being able to be obtained by the seminar.

This in my opinion seems logical too… For those of you who do ride on the roads everyday, perhaps being deemed suitable to ride on the roads and issued some form of license would make anti-cyclists a bit more happier.

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